Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fletcher dealt to Whalers as team's third OA

The Niagara IceDogs announced today that they have traded overage defenseman Scott Fletcher to the Plymouth Whalers for London’s eighth-round pick in 2010.

Fletcher, a Haslett native, had been a member of the IceDogs since the 'Dogs made a trade with the Saginaw Spirit midway through the 2006-07 season.

During his time with the IceDogs, Fletcher accumulated six assists and 267 penalty minutes in 83 games.

“We would like to thank Scott for his contributions to the IceDogs organization both on and off the ice and wish him the best of luck with Plymouth," said Niagara general manager Dave Brown.

The 20-year-old Fletcher is the third overage (1988 birthday) on the Plymouth roster. OHL teams can carry three overagers and Plymouth has had right wing Patrick Lee on the roster all season and acquired center Matt Caria from Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday. Caria made his debut tonight, skating on a forward line with Chris Terry and Kaine Geldart.

Fletcher was originally selected by Saginaw in the second round (22nd overall) in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection. In 201 OHL games in his career, Fletcher has scored one goal with nine assists for 10 points and 561 penalty minutes. Fletcher started the season with Providence of the American Hockey League before returning to Niagara.

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